It would appear that all three of the big teams in the greater Birmingham area are keen on John Terry, with Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp confirming this morning on talkSport that he’s made a “good offer” to the Chelsea legend, joining Tony Pulis of West Brom and Steve Bruce of Aston Villa on the list of JT’s potential future bosses.
“I'd love to have him at the football club. He's a fantastic captain and great leader. We've made him a good offer and we have done the best we can. It's up to John now, but we would love him at Birmingham."
"He could play for anybody still. He has got a couple of good years in him. He played for me the other week in Michael Carrick's testimonial. Fergie had the 2008 Champions League-winning team, I had an All-Star team and I had John at the back with Jamie Carragher — I would have them two together all day long. They were fantastic.”
"I had a chat with him and said to him to come in — he's doing his coaching badges — have a year or two and who knows what he wants to do in the future?”
-Harry Redknapp; source: talkSport
So if Terry’s looking to minimize the change in his playing circumstance, perhaps a free transfer from the (Chelsea) Blues to the (Birmingham) Blues would be his best choice. Redknapp’s clearly a big fan, and that actually might be a good reason to join.
Though I feel a little sorry for Birmingham City fans if their manager’s ambition is to have a central defense consisting of John Terry and Jamie Carragher, combined age roughly the half-life of Tellurium-128, with speed to match.
Incidentally, this is a bit of a theme with Redknapp, who opined last winter (while out of a job) that he could help Swansea survive the drop by signing John Terry and Frank Lampard. It was probably a better decision to go with a different ex-Chelsea duo for Swans, with Paul Clement and Claude Makélélé taking over instead as head coach and assistant, respectively.